Learning lessons from the past!
This term we will be learning all about dinosaurs, where they lived and reasons why they became extinct. We will be making a timeline of the different prehistoric periods including Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous and Extinct. We will think about how we can find dinosuars and what types of evidence we might look at to help us. Children will also learn about the life of the palaeontologist and fossil collector, Mary Anning.
In our English learning we will be focusing on writing sentences using correct punctuation and cursive script. Children will continue to practice applying their phase 4 phonemes and our Year 1 common exception words. Children will be screened as preparation for the June phonics screening. Although this wont take place this academic year, we will still go ahead with the screening to assess our children and help plan for gaps in knowledge.
Our children will be focussing on grouping and classifying animals. They will think abotu which animals belong to which groups, for example birds, reptiles, mammals and fish. Children will then go onto grouping animals according to what they eat using key words: carnivore, herbivore and omnivore.
Our main focus for reading and writing this term will be based around dinsoaur texts, poems and short stories. We will read the following texts during our English lessons and learn to form and demarcate sentences based around these books. Could you learn 5 dinosaur names? Do any of these names have silent letters? Could you draw and label a dinosaurs using adjectives to describe?